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A Lutheran Approach

Using the writings of Martin Luther and C.F.W. Walther, this article outlines a Christian approach to ministering to victims and perpetrators of child abuse. The article begins on page 21 of this issue of Caring Connections.
April 30, 2020/by freecaptive

Understanding and Preventing Child Sexual Abuse

Parents, grandparents and other caretakers often have many questions about speaking to their children about abuse and in otherwise keeping them as safe as possible. This article poses a number of common questions and provides answers written by the staff of the National Child Protection Training Center.
April 30, 2020/by freecaptive

Definitions of Child Abuse and Neglect

There are numerous federal and state laws that define child abuse and neglect. In determining whether or not a specific action violates civil or criminal law, it is necessary to consult with local authorities. The following general definitions of child abuse and neglect are taken from the World Health Organization and the International Society on Child Abuse and Neglect.
April 30, 2020/by freecaptive

Pastoral Theology Brief: Matthew 18

A pastor is counseling a couple in his congregation. In the course…
April 30, 2020/by freecaptive

What Would Walther Do?

Counselors and theologians failing to understand the dynamics of child sexual abuse cases often apply the concept of law and gospel incorrectly. When this happens, perpetrators are emboldened to offend again and many victims leave the church.
April 30, 2020/by freecaptive

Ministering to Adult Sex Offenders

Examining ten lessons from Henry Gerecke on how to minister to adult sex offenders.
April 30, 2020/by freecaptive

Suffer the Children

Used with permission, this article by Victor Vieth from Jacob’s Hope reviews the ten stages of developing an effective child safety policy.
April 30, 2020/by freecaptive

Information to Know When Seeking Counseling

Choosing a counselor should not be difficult. Here are a few things to keep in mind when selecting yours.
April 30, 2020/by freecaptive
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